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glass jaw

a person's jaw, especially that of a boxer, that is vulnerable to even a light blow.
Origin of glass jaw
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for glass-jaw

glass jaw

(boxing, informal) a jaw that is excessively fragile or susceptible to punches
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glass jaw

noun phrase

A boxer's chin that cannot tolerate a hard punch (1920+ Prizefight)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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